Scottish Junior Cup 4th Round
Saturday 26th January 2013
Irvine Meadow 2-2 Shettleston
Meadow Scorers: McGuiness (22, Kinniburgh 39)
Shettleston Scorer: Gary Smith (81, 88pen)
Meadow will face Shettleston in a reply next Saturday after losing a two goal lead in 10 crazy last minutes at Meadow Park. Meadow largely dominated the first half with a headed goal from Kinniburgh on 22 minute mark from a corner, after the Shettleston keeper had made a world class save from Chris McGowan's shot from close range. Shettleston to be fair did have their chances as well with Wardrobe making an excellent save just minutes before Meadow scored their second on 39 minutes through Liam McGuiness. The second goal came after a great flowing passing move down the left flank with Chris McGowan's shot from an angle saved onto the post by the keeper only to leave it to onrushing Liam McGuiness to slot it home from 10 yards out.
Meadow went in happy at 2-0 up at half time.
In the second half Meadow had their chances to kill the game off through Parker who shot over from close range and an outstanding 15 yard strike from Mark McLennan which hit the bar. As the game wore on Shettleston gained in confidence as Meadow failed to capitalise on their chances. The first goal was on 81 minutes for Shettleston with Gary Smith pouncing on a through ball with the Meadow defence static to score. The second goal was filled with controversy as Wardrobe collected a Shettleston cross their was a scramble in the box witha punch thrown by No.8 McCormack of Shettleston at Neil McGowan and Neil retaliated with a penalty given for Shettleston!! The number 14 of Shettleston and Neil McGowan were red carded for violent conduct. After 5 minutes of delay and uncertainty Shettleston converted the 88th minute penalty to take the Junior Cup 4th Round game to a replay next
Saturday 2nd February (weather permitting)
Irvine Meadow: Wardrobe, Ryan, Neil McGowan, Kinniburgh, Halliday, Strain, McLennan, McGuiness, Chris McGowan, Parker, Hamilton.
Sub: Reader on for Kinniburgh
William Hill Scottish Cup 1st Round Report
Irvine Meadow 4 - 0 Gala Fairydean
Click on below link for Scottish Sun's Report
Independent Blog on Meadows 4 - 0 win over Gala Fairydean
Saturday October 1st 2011
William Hill Senior Scottish Cup 1st Round Replay
Irvine Meadow 6 - 3 Forres Mechanics
Robertson 4 pen, 50
Excellent Match Report from Highland League Website by Andy Skinner on link above
Irvine Vicoria - Irvine Meadow (19/08/2011)
Irvine Victoria 4 - 6 Irvine Meadow (Meadow Scorers
Ryan, Miller, McGuinness, Barr, Turner, Eeles)
Match see match report from www.thejuniors.info
Full time: Meadow 4 - 4 Ardrossan WR - Meadow scraped into the semi-finals of the Ardagh Glass Cup after defeating impressive Ardrossan Winton Rovers on penalties (3 - 1) following an incredible 4 each draw. Ardrossan led 2 - 1 at half-time following two Hamilton goals either side of Gareth Turner's headed goal for Meadow. Ex-Meadow striker Stephen Reid increased Winton's lead with a close range deflected strike. Just as it looked as if Meadow had run out of ideas and were heading out of the competition, then came an astonishing 5 minute goals fest. Sub Mick Hughes pulled one back with a superb volley (72mins), Chris Strain levelled the scoring (75mins) & another substitute - Chris Robertson headed Meadow in front (76mins). Meadow had turned the game on it's head but more was to follow as Winton went straight back up the park and Hamilton smashed home his hat-trick (77mins) to make it 4 apeice and send the match to the lottery of penalties.
Steven Miller, Garry Fleming & Zander Ryan scored for Meadow from the spot as the home side were successful in the shoot-out to set up an away semi-final to Largs Thistle.
Report By Chris Griffiths
Full time: Meadow 3 - 1 Arthurlie - Three goals in the last 15 minutes give Meadow a winning start in the league. Meadow flattered by the scoreline as Arthurlie ran out of steam late in the game. Meadow had to work hard to impose themselves on a well organised Arthurlie side who will regret their failure to score from some great chances in the second half.
Scorers for Meadow were Davie McGeown with a header after Richie's looping header came back off the bar (80), Chris Strain with a thumping header from Richie's great cross (83), and Paddy Flannery, on his debut, with a cool finish in off the post (92).
Report By Jim Maxwell